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?"wEDNKSOAT. KKhia'.UiY :.. lil i
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The students of the l'inverMty of
Virginia Commons, or mess hall, are
on a strike. Their demands are very
They want b.-tter food, and
sann Of U. We do not know which
. .ml in this phenomenon is the
n..?.-<? supremely indicative of great
k -the use t>f a boycott ^s a means
of protection, or the tremendous con
cm v ith tilings to eat. The adoles
. .: t appetite ;.- ? thing to strike ter?
ror ii.to the heart of any patent, aiid
Mhi ii it is massed in some hundreds
of ravening, red-blooded youths and
?v netted to ti e last extreme by ath
, ? . DO SrondOf the gentle dons of
Virginia * i lototara stand aghast? (
thoagh. we must admit, certain of
iraoald daaa are stout treu?iiei-men
? h cm selves, and are probably not with?
out keen sympathy, located not in the
heart, but in a precinct a bit to the
righl and downward.
HeerOVOr, the students are on a hun- i
? strika They have improved a hit
? >ti the militant Knglish method of ,
huncer striking. In the one case, you |
strike to go hungry; in the other, he
fsnss you are hungry, you strike to j
set fed. If the striker would not be |
?track, era suggest the second process. I
i d course, there is a certain amount j
of paradox about this The mental
pabulum furnished these boys might
be reduced to an imperceptible mini?
mum, and they would never strike. I
You iiiight dilate rtuuy t-.i the nth de- i
gros of intellectual annihilation, yet
0>ey would laugh and grow fat there?
on The Pierian spring could go dry
as a bone, yet no hitter cry of thirst ?
would arise. The midnlcht oil might j
be cornered until one drop became so :
priceless that it would support all (
John 1) s benefactions, and these f.oths j
and Huns of the acadasBM ard stoa
would placidly co to sleep in the ;
OOaoAoaal darkness. Put let their t
:-? .1.1 gel s.ant. or their meat passing ,
tough, and lo. the landlady of Preston
Heights and Main Street reaps harvest, j
Wc trust the insatiate BMW of youth
Bee) in some way be crammed. There j
probably is a bit of reason in the
strike II is not unlikely that the
a ?' -laicai scholar has demanded of a
paternal alma mater, forfend the bull,
too much for his stipend. Perhaps, if
the Commons charged enough to fur?
nish him with what be wants, and then
really furnished it. the mutineers
l .ight be tempted back to use what
uns built for their comfort
\ PATRICK l> imp ?um: HOl'SE.
Next to his Bhilai IBB, what an Irish?
man most wants when he i? about to
meet ail comers in a free-for-all light
? another Irishm-in to stand by and
cheer him on. Perhaps th?t is shy
Wood row Wilson - right-hand man
It to be Joseph Patrick Tumulty, "a
raey-cheeked Iriohaau with a fine
turd of good humor," and > proved
ability p> hearten his combatant chief
with words of sup. rlative encourage
tit. Indeed, what ofkef rata could
supply such ? happy comb.nation ot
the qualities needed la a President s
Si clary ^s- the Irish good humor.
ssive patriotism and suave di?
ploma ' ' WIlSBO Is at least half Irish
Bsf If?th. Wo.y.lrows art canny
Scotch. Indeed, but the Wilsona are
rtat through and through. The
twenty-eighth PrsOsdatWl of the T'nited
Blah ? Is .,f the Scotch-Irish folk who
v g'.ven so much steadfast courage
id sttibb.c ? b.yalty to the cause of
liberty on the American continent?
'he same stra.n from which sprang
\ .1r-w Jacks .-: .' trr.. ? K Polk. James
:: aaaaa Chaatei a Arthur and wil
"toe' Tumulty ? t Pres'dent
? i?<t's first appointee. That is as it
.u'.d he. II- War a : r. . -atic m? tt.
Ikt of the N? w Jersty legislature
wh'.i Crovernor W.lson was tlected.
and through th. th .k and thin of th.
New J. -?? - $ ght that w,:i go
?ff ind hi* s roll. I up. w <s r.k.h?
teh-.ad the man who knocked out
: ? - - .er-. .:? every time he stepped
?AO the r ng. Hi has been Governor
nto cilice. ?nd when the Governor in.
sulty was le
distri't wa-d .
eights of Cosa ? ego. at ten
-dot's Pvro, b .j >. noasj. ?kj ,.,
>' '"'0 Polbgr f? -T ? h
? ? ri?deased ta ;aee w'tk <b
k * He la ? law , er and a
-r weMtleal anl s-r-, r..r?
no tJk> fwenv an'dber good T? ?j
?o of te-day aad yeoteraay. ke ? t .
father of six chlldreu?the youngest
ie a baby of a few months, to whom
Preoident-Klect Wilson paid a special
vlsl: In Jersey City shortly after his
election. He is noted as an after
dinner orator, ard mm shall be disap?
pointed If he Is not heard in Richmond
before many months go by.
His Is a trying task, requiring rare
i clevurness and skill in handling peo
; pie. He must be a "buffer." against
whom the public presses at the door
, of the White House executive offices.
: W-rlghtt-d with unnumbered reapon
' slbllitles, he must keep all comers In
a good humor, and be tai^ful In all
thin** toward all men. lie must be a
salve to vanity and a tonic to pom
easily And when yoj start upon your
; thorn-pavi d wa>, surely all good
i:. ? .' .its w'll wish rfood 'i i ss to you,
Joseph 1'atiick Tumulty, and ma> your
smile never leave you:
IM TKAIN THE CHILDf
Tin- average American is so firnib
McUmvJ that education Is the In**
palladium of his liberties that be is
liable to become fanatic on the vir?
tues of his schools. Nowadays ha
' wants everything that cannot be
' slipped in elsewhere done by the
school. Probably much of this tcn
de;ii y is wholesome, but the country?
wide discussion of what should and
what should not be taught at public
expense seems to indicate an aaTeaV
; sonable amount of muddy thinking on
; the theme. If there be one thing 01
which clean-cut. vigorous and philo?
sophical definition is needed, it is ed
Por our own part, are think much of
Ho (iif?culty might be avoided if some
time and attention were given to es?
tablishing the fundamental ideas as
to what sort of training Is required
by the young generation, and what is.
to be implied in the term school. It
would be a good thing if a great
classifying brain like Aristotle's might
happen along to get these problems
into decent order.
Is education for material success In
the business of making a living? Or j
is it to train the mind in the general
categories of reality so that he mat 1
havt an equipment for handling the ,
beta rOgeneOtU muddle Of phenomena I
presented by the passing years? Must
lie get a mass of facts by heart, or
a ft '.v principles that will enable him
to u.-e the facts as they aie forced ,
upon him by experience? Must the
school teach him morals and manners?
Must it develop his body and the skill
jt his hand as well as the strength
of his mind and the ingenuity of his
Imagination'.' Must he be given esthe?
tic i ulture and spiritual sustenance
to counteract the materialistic lean- j
ings of a machine age" Must educa- j
Won aim at preserving the level of me?
diocrity or savinir the isolated genius? j
Must it do all Of these things pelixeel] ?
so that none of them are done grist bj
We have no answer to suggest. We
do, however, desire to point out o:.c
fact. The general aim of the human
rSVOt seems to be to secure for the in?
dividual a e.-rtain amount of self
i realisation that wo call happiness, and
' to make of the next generation ix
slightly better material than the pres- i
eat. Is there no mind broad enougn
to start with these principles and
bring some kind of order out of the j
pteeeat educational chats?
i.vuoi! COSTS \nd mi: takipp.
Chairman Under woodL of the Ways ;
and Means Committee, was correct in \
stating at a recent hearing that ,
: "labor cost, even when considerable,
is one of the smallest considerations
in solving the tariff problem." Ameri?
can wanes, when expressed in terms
of hours, days or weeks, are compara?
tively high, but when they are set
forth a? cording to articles produced
or serviies performed, they do not
appear in such startling contrast with
rate.- ,.f remuneration in other coun
trhtS The economies of production |
on a large a ale and the reduction of ?
labor costs by the invention and in- !
llalfslleil of remarkable mechanical ;
appliances are the unique features of
American industrv. Very small tariff
duties would serve to offset such dif?
ferences la labor costs between this
country and other industrial nations.
If the present tariff bounties were al?
lowed to find a place In the pay en?
velopes of industrial workers. vcr>
radical advances in wage? would re?
sult. The time has passed for giving '
serious consideration to the political
iuincombe which aims to defend spe
? nil privilege in the name of the wage- ?
mi mii in itt.Miv rmwBBBtumm.
Hi Hi Bergaea, the wisest of sjagera
en. if giving la human th night a
w and fertile conception in phll
ophv constitutes wisd?m. is in
II? has . ome to give a few
twos ..? Columbia 1'nivers'ty. and
? .dentally to >e i-ferview.-l His
aaBeasj t . the reporters are worth
?< n?. h? ? atf nresumably
??'?? ? - If r.d.if tot, of ,|eep
linking .-.-d spacious vision ?o sadly
hash x fresh I i tittered maxims of
perre Ix>TI cave js
I ? eenl ?? ? \ *n--r ba. and .'mold
?'"?"? i pr< po te-ously
ever .ton-- ras ' ,t not r ? t.t I v
as I? th- o ? . and direct
I fan I feMl ? ft rr-r.l events
not as toe l i?- h <.. .,
akSSSg ear. "m the an
I have a v. r> t..s:, t. gg ..f Mr
IV 1st.-. ;.s ? s-bols- It w .. , ?
I i thing for Am- t ? ? . , - ? aSgsJ>
? I a 'oliega pr-side-,t s? I:,. H. r,\ ?f
' mted flat.s T ? . .
??etn? of the hfealism Dat ..pin
-j oft?? ti b- f.,-., . ?a
I ' Of Mr Roosevelt -
' a I ?*af>sssja)ghsjee and sine . u it*
'if-1 fhst ..? was a conti at raster
of r.-.aslf I! ta not nh, ,
M la rgso- ?...
?itain about asaay thing* si
pf study, must envy the versatile
j Theodore his assurance.
That Berg-son is a real philosopher
needs no other proof thati his mild hu?
mor about his sea-sickness on the way
over. "We teach In psychology that
we get accustomed to things gradual?
ly. Mut J felt that the furthe ft went
.and the ToViger 1 stayed on board the
worse I grew." This process of cor?
recting theoretical ideas by the Dltter
test of actual experience Is one of the
keynotes of the Ilergs nilan system.
j What this gentle Frenchman has
given to the world's thought is a new
way of looking at time, and an Inter?
pretation of life ns a process of crea?
tive evolution. If his genuls would
reach to the height of telling us what
the helter-skelter of our national IITe
is creating and to what ends it is
; evolving, he would answer for many
men a problem that at piesent seems
?BHD A pom tl FOK ItlKlis.
If each of the farmers and spoils
j men and nature-lovers in Virginia
would spend a penny for a post-card
: and five minutes time in writing on it
j an appeal to his or her Congressman
' for the passage of the McLean migra?
tory bird bill, and If the same measures
were taken in other States right now,
this important act would le called be?
fore the House and passed before the
end of the session. The bill has passed
the Senate unanimously. Hut. as the
I treas.uei- of the Virginia Audubou So
[ eiety points out. It may be lost in the
rush and COB fuel On of the few remain?
ing- days of the Sixty-second Congress
Hundreds of measures will die without
coming to a vote, so that urgent and
Immediate pressure must be brought
to bear on the Representatives to save
the McLean bill from a similar fate.
Direct pressure on Congressmen by
; letter, personal . appeal, telegram or
postal, will give evidence of a wide
public demand that this protective act
be made a law.
We have before emphasized the need
for such a law. It is to extend t'.e pro?
tection of the national government
over passenger birds that are not per?
manently the game of one State. At
present these hi ids may be s:\ved from
slaughter in one State, yet be open to
pitiless plunder in the next. L'liiform
ity of action, co-operation, and the
Strong power of the nation are needed
to rjimdle the question adequately.
The sportsman already knows the
terrible inroads on our wild game made
by pot-hunters The bird-lover misses
the charm of feathered life in the
woods and marshes. Most of nil. the :
farmer will feel the loss of the birds
in the increase of Insect pests that
play havoc with his crops. It is an
economic matter with him. more than
a question of recreation or sentiment.
Can he allow the market hunter to
profit by tiic extinction a! this natural
remedy for agricultural pests'." The
Tiiiies-Dispatch urges sharp, quick ac- '
tion to get the bill through the House.
WII.son ? LBIWET OBSERVATIONS.
Interestingly recalled in connection
with the speculation and doul.t as to
now President-Fleet Wilson will con?
stitute his Cabinet, and the reasons
that may animate him in his selec?
tions arc sorne observations he makes
regarding Mr. Cleveland's choice of '
Ca hi BOt advisers, jn his "History of
the American People."
siays Mr. Wilson: "In his (Mr.
Cleveland's) first Cabinet there had
be. n men like Mr. Thomas F. Bayard,
of I ? law a.-.-; Mi . Lucius t^. C. Lamur,
..f Mississippi; Mr. William F. Vilas,
of Wisconsin, and Mr. Don M. Dickin?
son, of Michigan.'* These, he adds,
had been chosen in accordance with
well recognized precedents in such .
matters, because of their service in
But. continues our historian, the
rest were men. 00 far as might be, of
his own personal selection, whom he
chose, not for their influence among
politicians or in political canvass, but
because of their efficiency as men of
business. Next Mr Wilson notes that
in Mr. Cleveland's second Cabinet the
element of personal choice was still
more marked, and in conclusion re?
marks that "The President's object
was to surround himself, not with a
party council, but with capable heads
An appeal from Wilson. President, to j
Wilson, th^ historian, might throw
MM trustworthy guiding light on
what may influence Mr. Wilson chiefly
in forming his Cabinet, although it
is ralculat.-d to cause an uncomforta?
ble flutter in the dovecotes of those
who base their claims to his consid?
eration entirely upon influence among
politicians or in political canvass.
Here's a rav of ?Bht on the winter
gloom from the ohio State Journal:
One thing which the reading public
?hsM I remember in the paragraphers |
faeof, area in the most trying mo- j
ment?. i< that if th< y weren't para?
graphing tfe*| might be trying to:
write t??? trj
ic!. pOaaOS r. member the little
? - that make life's pathway cheer?
ful. Oaf po.'s poetry may br bad
enough, but if this noets' paragrapher
ever slips a few lines across, we]].
-. no should worry.
Www? the nurse tried to spank the I
dollar Rot .can baby, the de-J
i - e ?ho guards th?- angel child
I I .n and had th' nu? ?e fired Too :
?n i h of th:? spsr'ng-the-rod Will
rr . k the Million Dollar Baby bard to
p up with a Million Dollar Kid.
.;-?und H"g gjrsa'd right.
? go.ng I" be earlier this
than for ?fty-elx years But
h-t the "PItag styles vet here
'favorable location of the
I jail dors not keep men out
H helps to make them wir?
when the> net la.
Hobo ronveatVoa declared in
fav> r of good roads .*irnc of the
merli. :? w-ll .probably he at work on
I hem b. long. _ _ j
On the Spur of the Moment
By Roy K. Moulton
The Installment 1'lan.
In eighteen hundred eighty-one
I listened to u man,
And he sold me a Hue shotgun
I On the installment plan.
I'd like to get the paying done,
But dan't believe I can.
Facti Monday during all the yeara
He's been right at the door.
It seems as though he i.ally fears
I'll seek some foreign shore;
And each time that the man appears
I sware to have his gore.
The whole world seems to stop until
I pay Sty share each week.
You'd think it was a monstrous bill
To hear the fellow s[?<ak
In tones m.Nsterious until
1 feel just like a sneak.
I'm sure that when I die
I II still be on his slate.
And am ry Monday he will hie
I'nto the pearly pates
And call Hie out and li.ave a SlStx
I If I'm one minute lute.
Sure! so I* I ,\er? I ill lie Mine.
l'levat ir call in aSportBSOat store:
?'HINTS' ci,< VTH 1 \ i I. BHOFdi !
AN 11 NECKWKAJt I
oonra ppp i
Irrordtng to I nele A'?ncr.
It ain't so very hard to git ?ich so
i long as you earn plenty of mom y and
never spend any.
j Two can live as cheaply as one if
they in-,, with aar folks and don't pay
i They say it costs twi e as mack to
live aSSradsyi as it did forty years
ago. Well, by gravy. It is wor?.li about
live times as much.
Han't Tumms says he doesn't go
OaUnoblle riding with everybody. N'3,
Indeed. They don't aTl ask him.
The feller who gives the ohiapest
pr?sent is always the one who talks
the most about It.
Hod Peters's wife belongs to so
many lit'ry clubs that Had hasn't had a
suspender button that he could place
any confidence In for nine years
If every feller would work as hard
to hatnr onto his job as he does to
get ii bat k after he l,>ses it, the hat?
ting average of efficiency in tin- coun?
try would jump about 100 per cent.
The brass bands with the BaSBleM
uniforms gen'ally nahe the music that
1? the hardest f" listen to.
Old Colonel Hardtack, d Civil War
veteran, had a cork leg which caused
his family a great deal of trouble.
Wh.-n there was anything in particular
to be done around the farm, will? h the
colonel should have do:.e. he acc dently
lost the cork leg and was tbetcby in
capaciated for man.ial "tlabor ot any
kind. His wife w.'Uld invariably hunt
up the leg. however, and found it In
the most surpr'sing places. Once it
was found hanging in the well by a
siring, and several times burled In the
hay. Finally the detective instincts of
his wife began to pal! upon the war?
rior and he went to the village thirst
garage and sold the leg for a quart
of the stuff that made Kentucky nure
or le famous. The proprietor of the ;
place cut the leg up into corks for his
bottles, and the colonel thought his i
troubles were over. But his inventive
wife had made him a wooden leg out
of an old whiffle tree and has fas?
tened it onto him with Inn straps
locked with three padlocks, to which j
she holds the keys.
Heard In the Fifth (.rnde.
And angle is a triangle with only
two sidf -.
Geometry teaehes us how to bise*
Parallel lines are the same distance
all the way and do not meet unless i
you bend them.
Horsepower la the distance one horse
can carry a pound of water In one 1
Oravitation :?= that whl-h if there
were none we should all fly away.
A va< uum is a lnrge empty spa DO
where the Pope lives
Algebraical symbols are used when
yon don't know what you arc- talking
A renegade is a man who kills a
in India a mas oul of .-ask may not
marry a wirnan out of another cas?<
*1 lie Salic law is that you must take
i verything w ith a grain of salt.
The Zodiac is the Zoo of the sky.
where Haas, voats and other ar'inials
go after they are dead.
How to * atcb Heed Hird?
'Ifir?? Fitch, the famous author ot
the Siwash stories and the motorboat
5tories. was dipiag <ontleu>.? to the
writer recently and reed birds Were
AS. the b'll of fare. Reed birds are so
small that it i= almost a* essary t ?
take a microscope to perce1Vl them
on the plate
"George, how do they g.->t these
microb. s. anyhow: do they shojt *em.
spear 'em or catch them In a net?"
' W. u." drawled Ccorge. "I am stir
prised that you don't know They
catch them on fly paper, of course."
VIEWS OF THE
A Missouri legislator has introduced
a bill to resjajtre !ot,b\ists to wear a
uniform consisting of brown suit, red
hat and green ti>. : bm a much more
i A new broom misses th* eornnt
H< l ? rdifnr r*|e Fluhnrt addressed
'b .-ivil Mervloe league at Melodeen
Hall last Light. ?iiI.Je. i What Khali
, We I'o ?'. t. ..; I. x -1 list mus'er* '
EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL DISTURBANCES IN TURKEY
By John T. McCutcheon.
ICouyrltbt m* B> John T McCutchvon. j
appropriate costume for seme of them
would be stripes.?Norfolk Virginian
%H Idol Shattered.
This thing of being elected to pub?
lic office has a terribly- demoralizing
effect on folks. No one-gallus Inno
erat ever suspected their idol would
come to it, hut Mr. Wilson has con?
sented to wear a silk hat as he re?
views -the parade on inauguration da>.
and discard the ol-l slom h which we
had learned to love as associated with
democratic simplicity. You never
; know whom to trust these davs. What
1 will the horny-handed, sun-burnt sons
of toil who till the fields of old
Augusta, and incidentally ride around
in automobiles, do now for fin sdoal |
Anyhow, can't we get that old slouch
to put in Staunion's archiva WilsoniaT
"?uperlalit e Lappahannock.
Friends, we believe in Kappahan
nock. and our columns are always open
for anything to "push" the old county
forward We have some of the best
land in the State, raise as fine apples,
cattle and corn as can be raised; then,
too. our girls arc the prettiest In the
s-.ate. and the men good looking.?
Hlue Ilidge Guide.
jBaWl nn |Ther ?re.
Virginia's hams need no wine, cider,
jellies, fruits, candies or kn-ksh.iw any?
more than any oyster nee,'- shoes and
: socks.?New York Dress
And for Virginia oysters, no tabasco ,
or other condiment, when opened 1
fresh from the "rocks."?Virginia Citi- i
No I . lease.
Franklin 1'ieice Nelson, that saucy
old bachelor, of Kose Hill, has op his
war paint again. The mild winter :
seems to keep too much warmth in
him for Iiis good, and we serve notice
on hlm that the next time he attacks
M on the court green, we purpose to
defend amK Because a man's girl
la y s him off for ten days or two weeks ,
is no excuse for getting sour all over. 1
tlwaya ?xiairtklaa llolag.
Richmond has l.tnn cases of measles, ]
but something is always breaking out
!? that town.?Norfolk Ledger-Dis?
Virginia journals are calling at-, n
ti. ?! t.. the fart that cities which have
under consideration the simplification
? : ir government ought to ire mov?
ing if their wishes are to be consid?
ered l.y th.- m-xt legislature. If the
matter Baaa ?aat again it will be ivi<
before any 1.-gisla'ion can be hoped
There was at one time a \ery de- :
elded sentiment in CharlotteBVllle for
a simpler and more direct machinery
?.r" gn\ ? rtitio tit. with narrowed but in?
tensified official responsibility. There '
has been no recent <lls< us*b>n to indl
.at. bow tl-.- tide flows at this time..
It is th. b- . ? ' . ' some thoughtful per- .
soi v that th< t..ord of the flty Coun
rll for th? current year will have much
to do with public opinion on this sub
jet Whal.-ver the present view of
? ?? . .-<>.. ? i i.e. there is never any,
I. s t<> be charged to earnest studv of
public affairs. Wf invite the attention
of our people again to ibis very Im -
poriant subject. A knowledge of what
has been done by other eitlen Is of the
first Importune- ?t'harlottes, iltv Prear- (
Il?w V ??..?< It. HrtHaier'
Whrne\.r we hear a man talking
about his wife's not being able to keep '
a secret we r?n bat Wonder If he would
I.. abb to i-rnain in th? neighborhood
vi . re ?I.. la t. II w hat she knows on
him - lilacs stone C.rurrrr
Is this a confeaeton *?Mew part fsewa j
sisnrioa Irreres red.
The way Wilson stosrd at atsunton
I was mnrh netter than etandlng at
I Armageddon?Washington County
ISrca-l Parget *?% lllteea .renalen? ?eye?.
v- Taft has ..nit one week sod one
month to be president, end nfter that
?a ill .ome Wilson that B all ?Clifton
Is * Mew.
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su?- with I.?r. Claxtun. L'nlt?-<i States
< ommlssioner of iiilaiaHos),. wlnt. in a
recent address before the College Wo?
re ?? s Club In \\ a.shingf on. inquired.
" When h-r little bab> is ill. what good
ia It going to do h-r to read Cicero
or do problem* In solid geometry?" fir
what liium.' he might have added.
' v.- must . onserve the babies." he
said ' b> adapting education to the
I- ople and not trying to adapt th- peo?
ple to education." Is the L'nltcd
Stales, then, to be converted Into one
huge baby farm? liven from this point
of view Dr. Claxton must r.cognize
that hi a nation of &?.'-ii (..oon people
a good many babies are being con?
served, as to the annual loss due to
l.atln ami solid geometry, tiie vital
statistics unfortunately give us no In?
formation. As for "adapting e.Lu< atlon
to th- people," have we quite given up
the idea that people can be improved
by education? Hut that idea means
that people are to adapt th-mselves
to - ducali.-n. 'Jiving the public what
it wants need not begin in the nur?
sery, atid women nessd rot he deterred
from Latin and geometry by the f.-ar
thai they will not know enough to
send for a doctor for a sick baby. It
is not necessary for half the race to
give their whole time to studying the
conservation "f babies, absorbing as
that theme m-y be.?Springfield lit
111 Ira l.laagow. Krallst.
In a recent Interview on her forth?
coming book. "Virginia." which Is to
be published by Poubleday. Page Sc
Co. Mijis Kllen ?ilasgow made some
Interesting comments upon American
"There are three things a. novelist
has to do to prove herself." she said,
"first, show an ability to create per?
sonalities: se.-or.d. exhibit a sincerity
of styl?, and. third, evince the capa?
city lor an intelligent criticism of life.
Without these he Is not worth very
! much In a serious big way. To con?
tribute to the knowledge and under?
standing of life?that should be his
motive In writing?not primarily to
create a pleasant Impression. We
must free ourselves from the fear of
"I really believe that ope Af the
greatest handicaps of the American
novel is Its agreeableneas. Its tendency
to support the pretty sham instead of
the ugly truth. As long as we perse?
cute ?h- writer for not being pretty,
so long will we produce the surface
fiction We all reed deeper serious?
ness, deeper reason, and wider person?
As is well known. Miss (Rssgow Is
a Southern woman, and her books deal
with South-m characters, and ? gr?at
many af them are laid in the South
In the period following the Civil War.
"Virginia" is laid at a later time
where the problems of tb? South had
taken on more of the aspect of the
P-..I.;. rrs ..i the world ?The North
Tbe I Mlasale I awsneaer.
" Parcel post Is a great lhln?? "
"Tan WkW nted the grocer. ' you - an
ick a stamp on a can of corn and
ml it rlgbt out to a farmer. "--Wj?h
I ltd tea Pver Hear of HIB??
Dr. t>at> gwlft. Amertca'e great as
lt.nw.n- r ? ?-I t...da? at his home In
VI. .athon, nates it covering
n-?s following a stroke of paralysis
austained New Tear'a Day. The fnn.
ral will be held Tuesday.
Dr Hwlfl was a Fellow of the Royal
Astronomical 5?oc|ely of England, and
als., of Canada, received three gold
no dais from the Austrian Academy of
*. ,. m ? - at Vinn... for dis<ovrrles. the
i ^t-st number ever given to anv one
man. and sleo received the I^lande
silver m.dal and ?>!'? francs fron
France for fh? moat rapid dieses try i
of ..mats -vor made
Dr g tri ft was horn In Clark store
Monroe Cosnty. X T . February 2?.
? Sd February IM?, ss he hjBja,
self has written, -was my Iwenty-flrst ,
rthday. not my twenty-aerotid. be
luse there was no leap >?-ar In I?09
.<i I went right >.-jr? without a
rthday " Dr. Swift w is the acknowl
lg?d discoverer of more than 1.30*
?tiulae. or little Worbis." and fifteen
"Have vo:i any unmarried daughters.
Da Willoughby ?" asked the vis?
<">h. yes, Mr Vanderbloom. My
daughter Minnie was utAnarried last
?>fk l<y Judge CaClaast Of Reno," re?
plied the lady?Harpers Weekly.
Voice of the People
sopnort the McLean Hill.
To the Kditor of The Times-Dispatch
Sir.?The McLean migratory bird hii!.
which the I'nitel States Senate unam
?M isly passed on Januarv %% is now
la the House. Every association work?
ing f >r the cause of bird life in the
L'nited States Indorses this measure,
and now that the fight is half won.
every bird-lover should make it hla
or her snecial duty to write to the Con?
gressman from his or her district urg?
ing him to interest himself In the Mc?
Lean Senate bill and see that it Is not
If this hill is not pushed and passed
hy the House this session, it means
another year's delay of a matter which
has already been neglected too long.
In the closing weeks of a session of
<"on"re^s hundreds of bills are railing
attention, and unless we show Con?
gressmen that the McLean bill la of
nation-wide importance by flooding
them with letters and telegrams, there
will he no special effort made to get
this till up. and all the work which
has been done on it will be wasted, so
far as this Congress is concerned.
I hin't write a long tetter: a postal
card will do: make it short: make it
plain, urging him to hurry the passage
of the McLean migratory bird bill
The newspapers and the great dallies
are using their editorial columns freely
because they know the McLean htll ia
the greatest measure which has ever
been offered whereby our American
aahjlglosJ birds can be conserved for
all of the people All who love birds
never had a greater service to j>e-form
than in writing our Congressmen to
hurry the passage of the McLean bill,
and a day's delay on any one's part
' might mean its defeat.
M D HART.
Treasurer Virginia Audubon Society.
Te the Rack 1 ard tilth the Hhyasr
To the Kditor of The Times-Dispatch
,<ir.?Another sufferer ia encouraged
to protest. How have we sinned hat
we should he obliged to read those un?
couth aggregations of words, sav ed up
into more or less regular lengths?
some of them tailed "sonnets''?that
The Times-Dispatch publishes from
time to time under the name of
poetry? Are there rto back yards or
dark alleys in Richmond where our
poets may be delivered of the**- things?
la t them emulate the cat. -vhicii. In
rleed. makes strange and horn I noises
In dsrkness and out-of-the-way places,
lilt hi oon:t?any behaves Tt"-., seem I v
and prndertl-. And caution them all.
if they WOOtel SOI out to be poets, that
they should frst learn to write Kng
llsh. O. learned editor, be merciful and
spare us' Publish other crimes. If
you will, hut lei these be hob'en. for
they are more than we can bear.
Nitronal State and Gty Bank
ti> itcs_yoo to open an xamri mihtr
sifhprf* *? check orak 3% witrtmi
irnts Savings Departrnent -???
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